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A Harrogate Hospice care charity has launched a fun new fitness challenge to encourage people to get active this spring and raise vital funds to support local people with terminal illness and bereavement. Saint Michael’s Hospice 100 challenge, which takes place during May, is an easy way for people of all ages and abilities to get motivated, get outside and make a difference - one step at a time. Participants […]

todayApril 6, 2021 4

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A charity that supports women fleeing domestic violence has been given a £5,000 boost from Knaresborough Freemasons. Thanks to the members of Knaresborough Priory Lodge, the Buddy Bag Foundation can now fill 200 ‘buddy bags’ containing clothing, toiletries, books and other items for children of various ages, which are given to mothers who have had to leave their homes suddenly, and often without any belongings. The Lodge, which meets in […]

todayMarch 30, 2021 5

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More than 200 years of volunteering being celebrated at Harrogate Hospital Radio’s AGM

More than 200 years of combined volunteering will be celebrated this Monday (March 15) when Harrogate Hospital Radio holds its AGM. Eight members of the society, which first took to the air in October 1977, will be ‘presented’ with long service certificates by Hospital Broadcasting Association President, June Snowden. The broadcaster was Harrogate’s first dedicated radio station, and the recognise those volunteers who have been members of the charity for […]

todayMarch 13, 2021 14

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Charity’s pioneering “Smart Learning School” to continue after funding ends

A Harrogate charity’s pioneering ‘Smart Learning School’ will continue after funding comes to an end this month (March 31). Disability Action Yorkshire secured a £23,000 grant from the National Lottery to create a new, six-month post to develop and deliver the inspiring and educational learning tool for disabled people within the Harrogate District. Such has been its success with more than two-dozen pupils accessing the provision - and with enquiries […]

todayMarch 9, 2021 6

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A visually impaired woman in Bilton is taking on a bike ride with a difference to support the Covid effort across the Harrogate district. Hayley Day is challenging herself to ride 10 miles a day throughout March from the safety of her static bike. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Hayley was inspired to raise money for the Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP) and its efforts to keep […]

todayMarch 3, 2021 10

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Ashville Director of Sport’s January running challenge raises over £2.6k for charity

Ashville College's Director of Sport has raised more than £2,600 for Cancer Research UK after successfully completing a month-long running challenge. Dominic Bradburne set himself a goal of running a minimum of 5km a day in the first 31 days of 2021, whilst aiming to raise £300 for the national charity. He eventually went well over the 5km a day and finished with a total distance of 210km - in […]

todayFebruary 4, 2021

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Disability Action Yorkshire Chief Executive Speaks of Covid Vaccine Joy

The chief executive of a Harrogate charity has spoken of her joy after customers and staff at its care home received their Covid vaccines. Jackie Snape, who said there was a 'party atmosphere' during the weekend inoculation session at Disability Action Yorkshire's Claro Road home, also praised the efficiency of the visiting vaccine team. In less than 45 minutes, a total of 59 residents and staff were given the Oxford […]

todayFebruary 4, 2021 1

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2021 Knaresborough Bed Race cancellation

With great regret, Knaresborough Lions Club has announced the cancellation for 2021 of its signature event: the Great Knaresborough Bed Race. This is the second year the race has been cancelled, both due to the Covid pandemic. The Lions have spent the past two months reviewing the feasibility of staging Bed Race, holding discussions with local authorities in North Yorkshire, and those organisations and individuals who participate, said the Lions’ committee chairman Kevin Lloyd. “We said […]

todayJanuary 31, 2021 4

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Children from St Joseph's Catholic Primary School have completed a virtual trek to the North Pole raising over £1,600 funds for local charity, The Harrogate Easier Living Project (HELP). The challenge was completed as part of the Harrogate School Sport's Partnership 'Walk to the North Pole', which invited participants to choose their own mode of travel. In December, the pupils jointly exceeded their target of 4,048 miles needed to 'reach' […]

todayJanuary 15, 2021 45